If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

  • 0

Note: Much Ado has been around since the late 1970s. While life remains topsy-turvy in the summer days of 2020, we thought perhaps a ‘vintage’ column would bring a memory to your mind and a smile to your face. Today’s column, written in 1980-something, is the fourth part of a tale recounting…

  • 0

Each year about this time, I hear about a black bear wandering through a neighborhood. So far this year, friends have told me about seeing bears on Stillhouse Hollow Road and Big Pond Hollow, but the closest to us was Davy, who had a black bear on their front porch the other night.

  • 0

We had several camping trips canceled because of COVID-19, I guess to keep employees safe because social separation already separates campers from each other. Things have opened up recently and we made reservations at Senoia Campground at Seven Points on Raystown Lake.

  • 0

Note: Much Ado has been around since the late 1970s. While life remains topsy-turvy these days, we thought perhaps a ‘vintage’ column would bring a memory to your mind and a smile to your face. Today’s column, written in 1980-something, is the second part of a tale recounting a trip to Maine.

  • 0

Pain and anger have cut me wide open again with the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. I’ve begun expressing these feelings in conversations with friends in the community and on social media. Maybe because I’m a recently-retired Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) a…

  • 0

As I woke up, I watched the sunrise this morning. I watched it breathe life into the air, the birds sing their praise. Although it’s officially summer and there isn’t a cloud in the sky, I have never experienced the sun shine so dark in my lifetime. It’s breath is more of a cry for help, the…

  • 0

I am writing in response to your 5/28/2020 cover story. Whether intentional or not, the cover story politicizes the situation by shifting the focus to “Freedom” versus Gov. Wolf, which fails to address the elephant in the room -- public health. As of June 6, 39 Franklin County residents, 5,9…

  • 0

Do you remember seeing Wallace Beery in the movies? He often played cowboy and soldier roles during the 1930s, and most of the time, he played the role of a drunk.

  • 0

Benjamin Franklin was asked in 1787, “What do we have Mr. Franklin, a Republic or a king?” He responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

  • 0

A few friends have been gathering at our farm to shoot clay targets. Usually only four to six friends show up, and we keep socially separated, which is easy to do since we are outdoors in a big space at the upper edge of our meadow. But for a while, Walmart sold out of Champion Biodegradable…

  • 0

I’ve been in law enforcement for more than 18 years. I was elected District Attorney in Lebanon County and served in that capacity from Jan. 1, 2006, through Jan. 28, 2020, when I resigned to take office in the Pennsylvania Senate. I now serve the constituents of the 48th Senatorial District…

  • 0

It’s late April, and I’ve just finished writing a list of what I’ve managed to cook during the COVID-19 quarantine — from salted pistachio brittle to lamb stock from one Easter bone — when Kathy Pugh sends me a Facebook message. “Did you hear the news?” she asks. I haven’t. Her deli is closing.

  • 0

Last week, May 17 to 23, 2020, we celebrated and honored all of our EMS workers who are supporting the health and wellbeing of the citizens in our communities for their outstanding dedication and expertise.

  • 0

I spoke with the folks at Seven Points Marina on Raystown Lake at Hesston. They told me I could put our pontoon boat on the dock we rent at the marina and take it out whenever we wanted, just as long as we wore a mask in the common areas of the marina.

  • 0

I was talking the other day with our senior Animal Care Technician who is also our animal behaviorist, and she thought it might be a good idea to mention the possibility of separation anxiety in dogs.

  • 0

Not knowing something isn’t the same as not wanting to know when something changes. I always thought or was told that rattlesnakes didn’t leave their den areas until the last threat of frost was gone, and I didn’t give much thought to where I walked in the mountains until after Memorial Day.

  • 0

I bought a Remington 870 shotgun several years ago. It was chambered for 3-inch magnum shotgun shells and a screw-in choke system. I bought it for the few times I find myself in a boat or duck blind, and I would prefer not taking my better shotguns where they might fall in.

  • 0

One of the lessons we have learned from the pandemic is that we are all essential workers. Whether we stay at home or wear masks in public to keep each other safe, or whether we go to work at the grocery store to stock, check out, or sanitize the cart handles, we are all vitally essential. W…

  • 0

Have you been out to hunt turkey? I must confess that I haven’t been in the woods with a shotgun so far, but I might go to some favorite spots later in May, when we can call gobblers during the afternoon.

  • 0

Walk with me. We can meet in the side yard between our kitchen and the garage. It’s where the dogwood and redbud trees are in full bloom. When we bought the little farm, it was where the previous owner kept her chickens. We don’t house our chickens in the coop.

  • 0

Two areas of the United States were the first to develop Fly Fishing for trout. One was the Catskill Mountains and their strong flowing streams of clean water supported by anglers from New York City. The other was our Cumberland Valley with many spring creeks and mills to provide clean water…

  • 0

I would like to thank Gov. Wolf for his veto of Senate Bill 613 yesterday. As a candidate seeking the state House seat in the 199th Legislative district, I agree the way through this pandemic is by following the policies and guidelines established by Gov. Wolf and his medical professionals.

  • 0

Since the Fish and Boat Commission opened trout season, have you been out fishing for stocked trout yet? I guess I’ve been a bit leery about hanging out in crowds, and if anglers fished as they have in past years, I’m not sure I want to yet.

  • 0

About this time of year before the trout fishing rush and even after, I try to get out to a pond or small lake with my Uncle Reg Morgan’s fly rod to catch some bluegills.

  • 0

Walk with me. We probably should stay separated by 6 feet, according to the coronavirus task force, but that’s OK. There’s lots of space in the outdoors.

  • 0

As your candidate running to represent all of you to advocate for your needs for safety, equality, equity and justice at your home, work, school and play, I am very concerned for you during this pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is endangering people worldwide. I am deeply concerne…

  • 0

At UPMC, we continue to move forward in implementing our COVID-19 response measures. Our testing capabilities are rapidly increasing, and we have expanded our testing footprint beyond Pittsburgh, opening locations in Altoona, Erie, Harrisburg and Williamsport.